Floor made from recycled airplane tires, aluminum foam, sharkskin, boar-bristle cloth, volcanic rock felt…
The École des Arts Déco's materials library contains the most surprising materials for a profusion of uses.
What began in 1998 as a fabric library, based on a collection focusing on textiles, went on to expand its field of investigation, becoming what is now the materials library.
Students and teachers find inspiration, information, and advice alongside the structured documentation of physical samples.
The library’s external-relations section keeps track of technology and acts as an interface between students and businesses.
5000 samples of textiles, leathers, papers, metals, and plastics—selected based on criteria of technical sophistication, innovation, and feel—are currently available.
In relation with instruction at the School, the materials library produces documents entitled "Infos matériaux" which cover the latest news about the products as well as industrial vocabulary and new technologies.